Solomons hails new Edinburgh Rugby fitness coach

Edinburgh are being worked hard in pre-season training
Edinburgh are being worked hard in pre-season training
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Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons has hailed the experience of the club’s new South African head of strength and conditioning Johan Pretorius.

Pretorius, who worked with Solomons at Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth, has been assisting Edinburgh at their training camp in the Borders this week.

“Johan did a magnificent job for us at the Kings and he will be with Edinburgh for the season ahead,” said Solomons.

A graduate of the University of Zululand, Pretorius’ credentials are impressive as he augments the existing fitness regime.

“Johan has been to two Olympic Games with South African teams, including hockey, and spent ten years with the Sports Institute in Cape Town,” added the Edinburgh head coach.

“He has also worked with the Baby ‘Boks [South Africa’s under-20 rugby team].”